Today LifeOfWriters.com is hosting author Sun Chara as a part of her blog tour. She is a multi-published, JABBIC winner for Manhattan Millionaire's Cinderella, writes sexy, hip 'n fun contemporary romance, high adventure historical romance, and any genre that knocks at her imagination.
Congratulations on your new book Italian Millionaire, Runaway Principessa.
Thank you for the well wishes and joining us on this fabulous Book Launch Tour!
- Can you let us know what your journey to becoming a published author was like?
Long, turbulent, but exhilarating! It took me about 12 years to get published, I attended many conferences, learned, wrote, wrote, and wrote some more. When I was on the brink of doubting…I entered the RWA National Contest and received re-affirming comments from a judge: “I’ve been judging for 20 years, and I must say, this is one of the best I have read.” That had me cheering and the journey continued to…publication!
- What is your favorite part of your writing process and what do you find difficult?
The best part is when I’m editing/polishing the manuscript as the story by then is written. The most difficult is staring at an empty page and creating that story. When it is done though, it’s a wonderful feeling!
- Do you have a daily word count or how do you structure you writing?
I usually do between 12-16 pages a day when I’m on a writing schedule. These are first draft…but at least the story gets on paper.
- How long did it take you to write Italian Millionaire, Runaway Principessa?
About 3 months.
- Where is your favorite spot to write? When do you write best?
I can write pretty much anywhere, but I do enjoy a quiet corner in my living room, on the sofa where it’s warm & cozy and I can cuddle up with my laptop and venture into new adventures. My best time to write is from 11:00 a.m. on, and often in the middle of the night when most everyone is asleep…I can feel the quiet.
- What inspires you to write contemporary romance?
I believe in love, the real deal…and it is such a gift when it finds you.
- Let us know your best advice for aspiring writers.
Believe! And Never give up!